ISLAMABAD President of his own faction of Pakistan Peoples Party, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao defending the 18th Constitutional Amendment said that it was wrong notion that the Parliament had done structural changes in the Constitution, and added that all what the Constitutional Reforms Committee of the Parliament had done was very much within its purview. Talking to TheNation here on Monday Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, who was also member of the Committee, which had drafted the 18th Amendment, said that they had all respect for the judiciary and its independence but stressed the need for not giving political colour to the whole affair. To a question about the jurisdiction of Supreme Court of Pakistan to strike down some portions of 18th Amendment, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said that his views were similar to those of Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan and other lawyers who had said in categorical terms that legislation was the sole prerogative of the Parliament while Supreme Court of Pakistan could only interpret it and had no powers of making changes in the legislation done by the Parliament. To a question about the constitution of Judicial Commission and Parliamentary Committee to monitor its working, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said that the role of Parliamentary Committee, having the strength of eight members, four each from National Assembly and Senate, and four each from treasury and opposition, was ceremonial. He further said that the Parliamentary Committee could only reject the recommendations of Judicial Commission with the three-fourth strength of the Committee that means they would be requiring six out of eight members for rejecting some recommendation of the Judicial Commission, which was quite difficult task. He further said that actually the Parliamentary Committee was assigned the job, which was earlier performed by the Prime Minister in the case of judges appointment in superior courts. He said that all what the Constitutional Reforms Committee had done was in good faith and in the best national interest. To a question, he said that there was no need of Constituent Assembly, as they had not made any structural change in the Constitution and all what was done was very much in the purview of the Parliament and they had not exceeded their constitutional limits. Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said that all the state organs should work within their defined constitutional limits and stepping out of any of the organ out of these limits would result in the clash among the institutions, which in no way would be in the interest of the incumbent dispensation. He said that no saner element in the Parliament wanted to politicise the judiciary and all of them had great respect for the independence and supremacy of the judiciary, which in result would give strength to the Parliament. Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said that his party wanted strengthening of all state institutions equitably, as if any of the four pillars was weakened the rest of the state organs would also crumble and the whole system would collapse.